Day 1: Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to the capital city Thimphu.
A scenic flight to Paro Airport, in a clear weather you will be amazed to see the highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest. Our representative will receive you in the Airport terminal. From there enjoying various sight-seeing places, we drive to the capital city of Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m)
The new day begins with tasty Bhutanese breakfast. After that, we will travel northeast to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. On the way, we will stop at scenic Dochu La Pass (3,100m), where there are about 108 sacred stupas or temples being build out there. The perfect vintage point brings you the unobstructed vista of Great Himalayas.
After lunch at Wangduephodrang (1,350m), we keep driving to Punakha, which used to the capital of Bhutan. You will explore the world-renowned Punakha Dzong, widely believed to be the most beautiful Bhutanese Dzong, built at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu Rivers. You will also visit Chimi Lhakhang, a popular Buddhist monastery built around 1499 by Ngawang Chogyal.
Day 3: Punakha – Attend Punakha Tshechu Festival
Today, we will spend whole day enjoying the Punakha Festival, the first festival in Bhutan of the year. The festival will accompany with various mask dances and folk dancers along with jokers’ actions in the crowd.
Day 4: Punakha – Attend Punakha Tshechu Festival
The following day will continue with the interesting Punakha festival. Or, in the afternoon, we can proceed for other sightseeing like driving to visit the Khamsum Yulay Temple, passing the beautiful rural landscape.
Day 5: Punakha to Paro
After the breakfast we will drive to Paro from Punakha. The road will ascend up to the great Dochula Pass. On the way back to Paro offers another chance to view the amazing Himalayan ranges. You can stop along the way to take photos wherever you find the best spot for the photography.
After lunch we will visit to Paro National Museum, which holds fascinating collections of art, relics, religious Thangka paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. And Later explore the Paro Rinpung Dzong. Located at the suburb of Paro City, Rinpung Dzong is a fortress built in the 17th Century to protect Paro valley, which offers you picturesque scenery and a sense of inner peace.
Day 6: Trek to Taksang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)
Getting up in the fresh morning, we’ll start today’s trek to Taktshang Goemba (also known as Tiger's Nest). Standing on the cliff of Paro Valley, Taktshang Goemba (3120 meters) is the landmark of Paro as well as the holiest temple in Bhutan. It’s said that Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) had flied here on the back of a tigress and meditated in the caves on the cliffside for three months. From here, you can catch a panoramic view of Paro Valley.
After lunch, you may opt for a stone bath or enjoy free exploration nearby.
Day 7: Depart from Paro
The trip is over; our representatives will drop you to Airport for your flight to onward destinations.